The Muscarelle Museum of Art is pleased to be the first venue to kick off the national tour of The Dutch Italianates: Seventeenth-Century Masterpieces from Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, an exhibition presenting views of the Italian landscape of the seventeenth-century as seen through the eyes of some of the most accomplished Dutch artists of the Golden Age. The Dutch Italianates will be on view at the Muscarelle Museum from November 16, 2008 through March 22, 2009.

The exhibition will feature a group of forty paintings from the collection formed for a king and will highlight the famed masters of the Dutch Italianate style, including masterpieces by Aelbert Cuyp, Nicolaes Berchem, Karel Dujardin, Philips Wouwermans, and Adam Pynacker. This exhibition will offer an exceptional opportunity to view works from the world-class collection of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, called the best small museum in all of Europe and a collection formed for a King.

Included in the exhibition is one of Aelbert Cuyp’s most accomplished works, Herdsman with Cattle of c. 1645. Featured in the major Aelbert Cuyp exhibition at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. in 2002, it returns to America for The Dutch Italianates at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. The painting is one of five by Cuyp in the exhibition. Other highlights include Adam Pynacker’s six-foot masterpiece Landscape with Sportsmen and Game of 1665.